5th annual Madonnari Arts Festival 'chalks' up another victory

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"What a gorgeous festival we had. All of the art is spectacular!" said Cyd Wolf, co-organizer/founder of the Madonnari Arts Festival. "Congratulations to the artists and thank you to everyone who participated. I add an emphatic thank you to the presenters, Little Italy Neighborhood Association/LINA and Baltimore Jazz Alliance/BJA."

The festival's estimated attendance was 30,000. Wolf says plans are already underway for the 2020 festival and "other exciting community projects." If you didn't have a chance to attend this spectacular September 6-8 event, stroll through Little Italy soon to view the gorgeous 3-D chalk artwork still available until Mother Nature washes them away.

In the Classical category, winners are:
First $1,000: Abraham Burciaga for "David & Goliath"
Second $500: Flavio Coppola for "Immigration"
Third $350: Nicole Flaig for "NASA Women;" Andrea Starinieri for "Martin Luther King, Jr."

In the Contemporary category, winners are:
First $1,000: Julie Jilek for "Jane Goodall"
People’s Choice $250: Lissette Aguirre for "Gypsy"
School Art $250: Baltimore School for the Arts

SOURCE: Promotion Center for Little Italy

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